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for many, many years. >> wonderful. >> i love this book. it captures mrs. obama in unscripted moments. why is that so important to show. >> very important to our readers, because she is such an icon. she is such an inspiration to all our essence readers, the whole audience. we wanted to make sure that we connected to her in a very personal way. >> what is it about her that you think makes her so -- people feel like they know her. what is it about her that inspired so many people? >> i believe that is captured in the book. >> we divided the book in three sections. spirit, style and substance. >> i love that. >> i think that's why people are so drawn to her because she is this woman of great substance. she has a very warm spirit and, of course, she's incredibly stylish. i think all three together have mater a very compelling character. >> this is a woman who has come into her own more and more from the time she began on the campaign trail. >> she's trans formed a whole culture. >> we have people wearing sleeveless that never would bare sleeveless, including me. >> but you dare to try things
at just about $295 million. that's up about 7% since the obamas moved in four years ago. values are up 13% over that same period. the white house and value peaked at just under $300 million in july of 2006. sounds nice. >> needed that. seema mody at cnbc. >>> president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate michelle's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends. >> they'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inch
play for an incredible price online of just $89.99 a month guaranteed for 2 years. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities and get $300 back at 800-974-6006 tty/v. with a 2-year agreement. >>> happy birthday to michelle obama. she and the president celebrated in georgetown tonight at cafe milano. the group ate upstairs while the downstairs dining room remained open. surprised patrons had to go through a security check to get inside. no doubt this is the first of many celebrations ahead of inaugural weekend. >>> there's a new option to help you get around inauguration day and customers say subway sandwiches are coming up short. maureen umeh has your fobs. >> first up more -- fox 5 top five. >> first up more flu shots coming to the washington area. no. 5, safeway stores are getting an additional 16,000 flu shots to meet high demand. many pharmacies ran out of the vaccines this month. you don't need an appointment to get your shot at safeway, but call ahead to make sure they're in stock. no. 4, fans of subway are giving an extra inch in hopes of getting some answers. an
also was injured. police still have not released a possible motive for the incident. >> president obama is a inauguration day is just away. but do not expect the same pageantry that you saw the first time around. this year it will be scaled down. only 900,000 people are scheduled to attend. this year's preparation is have been replete with rehearsals-withstand-ends played the president, vice president, chief justice. the real president will have to swearing ins, a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> coming up on kron4 morning news. thousands of people will get to have moon bay this weekend to watch the pros compete in the mavericks' international surfing contest. >> the australian summer is heating up, making it tougher firefighters to battle these raging wildfires. >> we are learning more about the bay area's first flute related deaths of the season. santa clara county health officials say that the victim was 98 years old. she died earlier this month. she also suffered from
't you failing the country, say the insurgents? the answer, the country chose obama, he gets four years. want to save the republic? win the next election. liz, if charles krauthammer recommending the gop be less intransigent, do you think inside those meetings going on this weekend there will be some message, some form of that message? >> look, i think there's an amazing amount of soul searching going on within the republican party right now. and it's a troubled time for the party because there is no single standard bearer. it's not as if there's one leader who is charting a course and saying, yes, we're going to compromise or no, we're not. and -- and so, you know, the fact remains in the last two national elections presidential elections, the republicans lost. so they've got to figure out a way to listen to those voters who, you know, decide close elections. it's the middle of america. and the middle of america has said repeatedly, get something done. we'll see if the republicans listen. >> and alex, you know, they've brought in a pollster this weekend, they want to talk about, for ex
nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those
. and that will be done on the biden family bible, same one used by vice president biden four years ago and used throughout his swearings-in as senator. james taylor will sing "america, the beautiful" and president obama will be administered the oath of office. it is done by supreme court justice john roberts and two bibles used this time. first is the lincoln bible, this was used by the president four years ago and same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in for the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that,
on this friday morning as we prepare for president obama's second inauguration. a number of leading magazines focusing on what is next. the next four years is which i say chon science monitor two for the president. tomorrow, saturday is being called a national day of service. the white house ceremony will take place on sunday at noon eastern as the president is sworn in from the blue room of the white house. the president ceremony will take place monday followed by a congressional luncheon and a parade. one question raced by on outgoing president 52 years ago this woke was the role in government in solving america's problems. we'll share with you some of the comments of dwight eisenhower in his farewell address. what is the role in government in solving america's problems. you can join the conversation by giving us a call. you can send us an e-mail at journal at let's begin with the act two second terms for u.s. presidents have been problematic but not cursed. what history will says about how president obama will do. will obama blow another mandate. meanwhile from the hill newspape
. >> and president obama being sworn in this year on martin luther king day, the significance of that? >> a lot of tremendous symbolism here. first of all he's using martin luther king's bible and the lincoln bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there is a monument to dr. king. 50 years after "i have a dream" there is a memorial to this man. this story of race slavery, civil rights and involvement in our history is so important. i think it's really significant to have all these symbols together on this very significant day. >> president barack obama is the 44th american president. we have had 20 two-term presidents. how have two-term presidents fathered? >> recently not so well if we think about recent controversies, they tend to come in the second term. i don't know if that's just a coincidence. bill clinton's impeachment, of course. george bush had a lot of his presidency starting to unravel in the second term. richard nixon, watergate in the second term. for ronald reagan iran contra. it may be th
released a list of schools that will be closed. 13 of the school will close at the end of the year and the other two will close at the end of next year. we'll have the full list in just a few minutes. >>> president obama's second inauguration is this upcoming monday. more than 6,000 national guard personnel have been called out to help with everything from crowd control to medical assistance. they will begin arriving today. another 2,000 guard personnel are on stand-by in nearby states. >>> a new outside nonprofit group is being assembled to help promote president obama's agenda for his second term in office. organizing for action will focus on cal and local legislative issues. >>> after more than a decade of denial, lance armstrong finally admits to doping. in a candid one on one interview with oprah winfrey, he comes clean. we have a report. >> i made my decisions. they are my mistake. i am sitting here today to acknowledge that. >> reporter: ending years of speculation and accusations, lance armstrong has come clean. the admission come after more than a decade of denials. time a
'll be following your reports throughout the day. >>> and can president obama and republicans agree on anything m next four years? virginia's governor bob mcdonnell just back from that house republican retreat in williamsburg, joins us next. >>> former bush speechwriter michael gerskin who crafted both of president bush's inaugural addresses. [ female announceru really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> house republicans have spent three days on a retreat in williamsburg, virginia, on getting the party
these pictures. you can see the impact the stress of being president can take on a man. president obama is considerably greyer now than in the portrait taken from his first term. >>> four years can take a toll on america's backyard as well. the national park service just spent $16 million to replace grass on the national mall that was trampled dump president obama's first inauguration. today, they're making sure their investment is well protected. news4 megan mcgrath is on the mall which is getting a a special protective layer. >> reporter: a sight the wug tonians are not familiar with. green, healthy grass on the national mall near the capitol. the result of a more than year-long project that cost millions of dollars and come monday, this new grass is going to get a serious workout with all of the people who are expected to come for the inauguration. while the u.s. park service wants to protect their investment, and so they're turning to technology. the grass on the national mall has never looked better. the section from 3rd to 7th street has been completely overhauled and with hundred
and their 1- year-old jalen. prosecutors say phillips killed them because he didn't want to pay child support. he'll be sentenced in march and face life in prison. >>> president obama's proposal to require all gun sales to go through a background check has widespread support, even the majority of nra members liking the idea, but how would background checks be implemented on private sales? as peggy fox tells us, they're already required in several states where the seller and buyer simply meet at a licensed dealer and the dealer runs the check. >> reporter: virginia tech shooting survivor collin goddard has gone undercover at gun shows across the country to show how easy it is to buy high powered firearms without a background check. >> this is exactly the problem that we want to stop. >> we bought this gun just last year at a dale city gun show with no background check. >> reporter: omar samaha whose sister rima of killed at tech believes every gun sale needs a background check. >> two people can meet online go, into a parking lot and exchange cash for the gun. there's no record of the transa
of dollars. the value of the white house has climbed while president obama has been in office. the research firm estimates 1600 pennsylvania avenue is pennsylvania avenue $295 million, up from four years ago. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. >> wow. >> where do i put the down payment? i might be a little short. >> we could pool our resources. >> in as a bowling alley. >> all right. the weather did not happen the way we expected. >> a swing and a mess, that's for sure. we told you all along that we were going to be right on the edge of the storm. it did end up staying to the south and pulled off the east very quickly. we all pretty much got a lot of nothing. a guy two inches in charlottesville and 5 inches in roanoke. the snow was heavy and wet and caused power outages in other parts of virginia. so we did not need that kind of snowfall. we do have a little cloud cover and a few light snow showers along the mason-dixon line wrapping been behind the main system. as you look at this animation it shows you the swirl, the upper level circulation. you can see how it pulled off to the east too
. everything is already in place. so crowds aren't expected to be quite as large as president obama's first inauguration. police and secret service have taken lessons from that day four years ago. and are promising a more positive and visitor friendly experience when it kims to making -- comes to making it down here to the mall. while thousands already have their tickets tightened, many are still -- to attend, many are still searching and the black market is capitalizing as always selling tickets which ought to be free. >> craigslist and ebay, not to sell inaugural tickets for money. >> you would think that if booby prize we could get a few more tickets. >> reporter: now, that was d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton who was dishing out her tickets passing them out to lottery winners. so she passed them out to some lucky d.c. residents. each representative received 200 tickets, senators received 400 tickets, if you got your hands on a golden ticket and heading down here to the mall. i'll tell you what you need to know in regards to security coming up at 5:30. back to you mike? >> all right.
, rerebuilt every four years. since a huge crowd full of hope sauce the first swearing-in. says the country is headed in the right direction, as president obama's new portrayed is released. he likable at 61%, but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that we won't negotiate. they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why pay them if they don't do t the. >> it's been a long time. >> the bush -- and the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. the any obama term starts with a confrontation. >> saying it's encouraging that republicans are backing off, in the words of the white house, a move to hold the u.s. economy hostage and force drastic spending cuts. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> security is a big concern this inauguration. special forces arrived today to help with crowd control. with details on how security is being mustled up. >> you know when you see a jersey barrier like we have here, that obviously means don't go there, but they don't work well on the water. >> it's no secret or surprise that a
every four years. of course to have to have a party planner. inside the maryland workshop. >> preparations are well underway for the second inauguration of president barack obama. >> it is a massive undertaking involving thousands of people. the thousands of people will crowd into the grassy area of the national mall for the start of the official activities with the national day of service. biggest crowd is expected to go up to 800,000. they cannot have an inauguration without a presidential propman. the keeper of the official props is located here in maryland. a peek inside his workshop. >> this is the inauguration nerve center. hargrove headquarters. it is packed to the rafters with a stage skeletons, parade float parts, the largest inaugural field would have ever seen. >> you're the keeper of the inaugural seal. >> it is in this company's dna. since its first event in 1949 for president truman, hargrove has had a hand in every one's since. in 2013, the company's 70 the inauguration, hargrove is once again the official contractor -- 17th inauguration, hargrove is once ag
read your articles every day for the past year or two. you have educated me. you have enhanced my knowledge of a lot of things that i have heard that comes out of the republicans or conservative talk-show hosts by criticize obama. after reading your article, i found out what i hear on a rush limbaugh and the michael savage show was absolutely a lie. host: you give us an example? caller: a whole solyndra tuition. i found out the facts by reading your article in our local paper. the whole solyndra thing started with the bush administration. guest: thanks for the kind words. i am glad that you are reading them in your local paper one thing we are trying to do, as much as we can, is get our work out in different ways. we have partnerships with television stations. have partnerships with newspapers. the one you are read for into in atlanta uses the truth-o-meter on state and local officials. i am glad to hear you are reading our work and their work and i am happy our word is getting out host:politifact looked at issues -- looks at issues like energy. what to do find overall? guest: a l
spent several weeks desperately searching for 14-year-old girl's body. >>> and the nra in for a fight with president obama's gun control proposal. new jersey governor chris christie called the nra's reprehensible. >> don't be dragging people's children into this, it's wrong and it demeans them and makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information on the real issues. >> the nra ad calls the president an elitist hypocrite for opposing their idea of armed guards in every school when his kids are protected by armed guards. >>> people in washington pulling extra shifts this weekend. getting ready for inauguration day on monday. leave report, just ahead. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> washington, d.c., our nation's ca
is out of control. up five points from two years ago. 69% of those surveyed say the debt limit should only be raised after major cuts. aides to the number two senate republicans does not support giving president obama a blank check but told "houston chronicle" editorial board, "we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our debt." he went on to say "i tell you unequivocally we are not going to default." cornyn notes there will be tax revenue coming in and said it may be necessary to partially shut down the government to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of the country. white house aides just want congress to get it done. >> the point is without drama and delay, monthly extension is drama. okay? so congress should do its job. we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> though the house is planning something short-term to force the senate to the a budget. >> just the structure, moving something on a shorter term, what we are discussing is something that all could support. it's reasonable. but also very constructive for america themselves. >>
obama's second inauguration, both on air and online with everything you need to know about next monday's swearing in ceremony on our homepage. >>> thousands of d.c. public schoolchildren will attend different schools next year as the district looks for ways to improve education and cut wasteful spending. today chancellor kaya henderson announced her plan to consolidate 15 schools. 13 will close the end of this year and two more the end of next year. fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> we need an education! >> reporter: even with the protests this one outside mayor gray's house earlier this week. >> save our schools! save our schools! >> reporter: there was no stopping many of the school closings chancellor kaya henderson announced friday. she said she'll start the process of consolidating schools soon. >> thely we're paying too much and offering too little -- ultimately we're paying too much and offer doing little. we will be able to expand opportunities in some of our most sought after schools. >> reporter: after serious nail biting there were some victories. malcomb x elementar
, wow. the first lady, president obama and friends celebrated her birthday at cafe milano in georgetown. she also launched her own twitter handle at flotus. >>> what we can expect from the white house the next four years will be the lead topics on this sunday's face the nation. joining us live as always here in washington is host bob schieffer. good to see you, bob. >> hey, how are you, lesli? i'm going to tell you a little secret. this is going to be my 13th inaugural. i came to the inauguration for lyndon johnson in 1964. i came with my mom. >> wow. >> next one was four years later, 1968 and that was the inauguration of richard nixon and i've covered every one of them since. >> bob, that's why we love talking to you around this time. we know it's exciting for you. it's exciting for the nation when a president takes the oath of office, but i guess if the past few weeks are any indication, president obama's second term is going to be just as challenging as the first, if not more. >> no question about that and a whole lot of what we're going to hear in the beginning is a whole lot of wha
francisco more than $20 million each year. back in the '90s san francisco created an anti graffiti task force and this is develop the database catalog the graffiti in the terminal was responsible for each tagging. >> president obamas second inauguration is days away, but did not expect a pop and pageantry you saw the first time around. >> this year it'll be scaled down. >> only 900,000 people are attending which is half as many people as 2009. the years preparations have been replete with rehearsals with stand in its plan the president, vice president, and chief justice. >> the real president will have to swearing in spirit a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> 7:37 a.m. will be back in a couple of moments to start off your friday morning and get you into the weekend. we have our memount tam cam. we have no wind as of now and the camera is showing you all of the sunshine. for the new mattress models but sleep train's huge year end clearance is ending soon. for a short time,
after the 2008 election hoping that obama could make a difference. millions of americans bought into the notion that he was somehow above partisan politics. four years later we all know better. what do you think about that, escrow? >> well, look, i think -- look, the country has become very polarized -- i mean it is, that's just the way it is. and both side can take some of the blame for that. i think on the issue of guns, though, jon, what is fascinating is the increase to do something about guns has happened across party lines, even in some of the polls this morning 18% more republicans, more republicans want to do something about gun control, or are more open to some of these bigger items, like an assault weapons ban, or universal background checks. so right now the feeling about doing something is going across party lines. still more republicans are defenders of the second amendment except they don't want to see something change. jon: we'll see if anything changes in this congress and with this administration. >> we sure will, jon. jenna: new fallout over the president's hea
-looking president obama this morning. the picture was taken on december 6th in front of his desk in the oval office. >>> and what a difference a few years can make, right? check out the 2009 official portrait. the president a little bit grayer, but also got a bigger smile on him. >>> last night it was all smiles, the couple went out on the town with friends to celebrate michelle obama's 49th birthday. they had dinner in georgetown. >>> and things are looking up with the housing market including the most famous house in america, the white house zillow now saying it's worth about $295 million, that's up 7% since the beginning of the president's first term. >>> the final preps are underway for the second inauguration of president barack obama with a private ceremony swearing in for sunday. then on monday in washington, the parties with the second swearing in at the capitol, the parades, the balls. joining me now, a former national press secretary for the obama 2012 campaign. ben, good to see you. i know you've been a busy man trying to get this together. so the festivities as we explained to everybody
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